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ESPN Announces Multi-Year Extension For On-Air Talent Cassidy Hubbarth

ESPN has re-upped with one of its more versatile on-air talents.

Cassidy Hubbarth, who serves as an in-studio host for ABC's college football coverage and has branched out to sideline reporting duties during NBA broadcasts, has signed a multi-year extension with ESPN.

The company announced the news this afternoon. Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch reported this was in the works back in March.

The 32-year-old Hubbarth has been with ESPN since 2010, and she shared feelings on the new contract in a press release:

Grateful and proud. It’s been a road-less-traveled journey for me at ESPN, hired as a part-time digital anchor back in 2010, working my way through digital to television, finding my way through different shows, schedules and sleep patterns. And, while I don’t feel as if I have arrived, this deal gave me the feeling like I have finally found my way.

Given ESPN's recent cost-cutting measures, this deal signals that the company thinks highly of Hubbarth. She's proven herself to be a viable contributor on multiple platforms, and she has constantly expanded her repertoire, so it's understandable ESPN wants to retain her.

You can catch Hubbarth throughout the NBA Playoffs, where she is serving as a sideline reporter.